Par­adise for pigs on is­land

Tasmanian Country - - RURAL PROPERTY -

EA­GLE-EYED view­ers of a TV cook­ing show may have seen this Fed­er­a­tion farm homestead on Bruny Is­land.

This prop­erty houses ar­ti­san brand Bruny Is­land Food and the rare-breed pig farm of Ross O’Meara from SBS se­ries The Gourmet Farmer.

The pigs thrive on the open­range bush runs, en­closed with elec­tric fenc­ing.

The prop­erty fea­tures three dams and farm­ing im­prove­ments in­clude a huge shed com­pris­ing an­i­mal stalls, work­shop and stor­age space as well as a hay shed.

The three-bed­room 1920s homestead was built by one of Lu­nawanna’s pi­o­neer­ing fam­i­lies, the Con­leys, who cut tim­ber and planted or­chards on the area’s fer­tile slopes. It fea­tures four bed­rooms and coun- try kitchen with com­bus­tion range.

A sep­a­rate one-bed­room stu­dio is run as a com­mer­cial kitchen but it has po­ten­tial for guest ac­com­mo­da­tion. a slow

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